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williamcorke
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« on: 21 May, 2012, 11:24:20 AM »

My 13 year old younger daughter had been showing signs of interest so I gave her a brief driving lesson on Sunday.  10 minutes later she has got a good idea of clutch control, I think you'll agree.

http://youtu.be/rm2ujsG5rKw
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« Reply #1 on: 21 May, 2012, 12:37:04 PM »

Agreed. Brave though .... Shocked)
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« Reply #2 on: 21 May, 2012, 01:15:42 PM »

William, well done, can I bring my 15 year old daughter to your farm yard for a spin?!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: 21 May, 2012, 01:37:29 PM »

Agreed. Brave though .... Shocked)


Yes, she does have some courage, or perhaps you meant me for letting her drive the car!
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« Reply #4 on: 21 May, 2012, 01:38:21 PM »

William, well done, can I bring my 15 year old daughter to your farm yard for a spin?!  Wink

Of course!  How's her clutch control?
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« Reply #5 on: 21 May, 2012, 03:04:01 PM »

Both, he clutch control was fine, she seemed to pull away like an seasoned driver and in a Flavia too, nice to driving in a Lancia.
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« Reply #6 on: 22 May, 2012, 11:31:47 AM »

Very accomplished! - well done. On the subject of teenagers in old Lancias, here's my son Theo at the helm:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7bITFMlA3M



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« Reply #7 on: 22 May, 2012, 11:37:03 AM »

Agreed. Brave though .... Shocked)


Yes, she does have some courage, or perhaps you meant me for letting her drive the car!

Yes, you Smiley ... heart stopping going through the gap ?

I've bought a Delta 1300 and my eldest is insured to drive it and the younger (Claire) will be learning to driving this summer so she'll get to practice in it. I, meanwhile, get to drive a total contrast to the integrale ...
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« Reply #8 on: 22 May, 2012, 12:23:26 PM »

Very accomplished! - well done. On the subject of teenagers in old Lancias, here's my son Theo at the helm:


He's a lucky lad.  It's good to try and get the olio into young veins, I think.

I was talking to Martin Cliffe of Omicron this morning, who ventured the thought that there is likely to be much less interest in old cars / steam engines etc. in  20 or 30 yearsí time than today.

This is based on Martinís observations that the events he goes to (for enthusiasts for these nice old things) are full of grey hair and also that young people are  generally interested in video games not oily mechanisms.

Based on the so-called '30 year rule' (my paraphrase of which is that middle-aged men who've accumulated a little money spend some of it on the things they lusted after as teens) we should be in a boom in demand for cars of the 70s and 80s... but that doesn't seems to exactly be the case, and in fact cars of the 50s and 60s seem to be very much in vogue at the moment.  

It strikes me that this might be something to do with;
1. the better intrinsic quality of the machines of the earlier time (there's little doubt that the 70s was a nadir for construction quality), and
2. the greater aesthetic merit of the earlier era (very, very subjective I know), but perhaps most of all
3. the older cars are more 'different' compared to today's machines.  Why use them otherwise?  

If this 3rd point is the most important one, then it helps explain why pre-war (both wars, come to that) machines continue to enjoy a very healthy scene (specialists, events, values etc.).  Is the 30-year rule becoming less of a factor?

So perhaps the old car thing will hold up, always supposing weíre still allowed to drive them.  Talking of which, does anyone here think that the scrapping of the MoT for pre-í60 cars (announced yesterday, active from 18th November) might be the foreshock for legal controls on their usage?

Keith Martin (Sports Car Market) wrote an editorial a few years back about this subject and made the very good point that people are allowed to keep horses, which are an interesting eco-comparison to an old car (they both use energy, have emissions), the carís major advantage being that it isnít using energy when itís not in use.  Try putting your horse on blocks for the winter.  KM suggested that old cars might end up like horses Ė an outmoded means of transport that enthusiasts keep for their leisure and pleasure.  Makes sense to me.
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« Reply #9 on: 22 May, 2012, 12:58:49 PM »

Cars from the 70s pay road tax ... might be another factor.
The number of nice V8 street rods that I see paying zero road tax is a little annoying ......
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« Reply #10 on: 22 May, 2012, 03:01:01 PM »

I do think there will be a lot less interest in old vehicles in 30 years time.I attended a 3 day motorcycle rally a couple of years ago at the age of 45 and was one of the youngest people there apart from the bikers teenage children which they took along.(I hear the same is true at the local medway yacht club)generally I don't come across many younger people who are interested in classic cars.I suppose a look at the LMC membership would give a clue to what  age groups are keenest.if there is a decline in interest the question of future values springs to mind along with the future of industries supporting our hobby which must be at an all time peak.
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« Reply #11 on: 22 May, 2012, 03:51:05 PM »

Very accomplished! - well done. On the subject of teenagers in old Lancias, here's my son Theo at the helm:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7bITFMlA3M




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« Reply #12 on: 22 May, 2012, 04:37:01 PM »

I bought a Y10 for the job of teaching the children (twin boys and a girl)  how to drive as I wanted to start them in somthing I liked and to instill the spirit of lancia in them. It diden't work  Roll Eyes. The poor old Y10 had a habbit of giving up, breaking cables, flooding (because the younger generation dont know what a choke is), and generally misbehaving. Wink we now have a new Fiat 500 instead, but I can see them eyeing up the HF  Shocked
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« Reply #13 on: 22 May, 2012, 06:28:46 PM »

My two sons have the old Italian car bug bad, I'm happy to say, and both have their own classic Italian rides. Weekend tinkering in your garage with your kids is where it's at (their friends find the whole thing very odd). Wanna play Call of Duty? - perleeze.

I totally agree though this classic car movement we enjoy is a transient thing, and most of the next generation will only value the few rather than the many; artifacts as such, like the best vintage Bugattis and Ferraris et al will always hold resonance, but the majority of classics will be, I don't know just redundant 20th century relics.

In my opinion the 50s/60s appeal lies in the individuality of most designs, before the marketing men got involved (have to be careful here as I am one), and in particluar with the Italians at the time, who were at the peak of their rather late industrial revolution, combining that with their flair for sculpture and you get magic.

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« Reply #14 on: 22 May, 2012, 06:34:05 PM »


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